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Can You Live Without Microsoft?

One expert evaluates the necessity of Microsoft software.

This story appears in the July 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

When my computer comes on in the morning, there it is: the Microsoft logo signaling Windows 98 kicking into action. Soon Microsoft icons cover my desktop-Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and more. But with Microsoft judged a certified villain by the federal government, am I guilty by association with all my use of Microsoft stuff? Are you? For any entrepreneur, these are more than academic questions because if there's anything we should be against, it's big guys who deny oxygen to little companies.

Hold your snickers, Mac users, because you're in no better shape when it comes to using Microsoft software. If you don't believe that, click here.

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